Reportedly, the online giant managed to double the number of sales compared to its performance previous year.
India's leading e-stores Amazon, Flipkart & Snapdeal are running Diwali sale between 1-6 October and attracting shoppers with wide range of un-compromised deals on electronics, mobiles, home appliances, kitchen utensils, footwear and clothing. This is more than twice of what the Bengaluru-based e-tailer recorded as its peak sales in a single day last year.Flipkart's co-founder & CEO Binny Bansal told TOI in an exclusive chat that crossing the Rs 1,000-crore mark was a milestone for the company which began life by selling books nine years ago. While it also sold products on Mi.com, the company does not appear to be counting sales from its own platform. Flipkart conducted Big Billion Days while Amazon hosted Great Indian festival in first week of October.
Jain further informed that Redmi Note 3 was the most popular on Amazon while the Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime were most popular on Flipkart. "We've been growing at 150 per cent year-over-year even though the landscape was flat and Diwali saw an even bigger acceleration", said Amit Agarwal, country manager. "Thank you Mi fans for your support, we will continuously work harder to serve you better!" "One thing I would like to share with our Mi Fans is that this is just the beginning of a lovely Mi India journey and there will be many more reasons to celebrate", he added. If this was not enough, the Mi Power Bank is the highest selling device in its category on Amazon.
Xiaomi India head Manu Jain
Xiaomi has seen an incredible growth rate in India ever since the company entered the market in 2014. The handsets include Mi 4, Redmi Note 3, Mi 5, Mi Max, Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime.
Subscribe to Orbital: The Gadgets 360 Podcast via iTunes or RSS and just hit the play button below to catch us discuss Pixel phones and all other announcements from Google's event on Tuesday. The report further said that Xiaomi had shipped 10.5 million smartphones in the second quarter which is lower than the 17.1 million smartphones shipped in the same quarter back in 2015.